Using Mindfulness to Detect, Disinfect
Mind Viruses & Change The Brain!
Aug 31, 2019
By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder of Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Affiliate MARC UCLA Teacher, Doctor or Psychology, Management Consulting. Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Disinfecting Mind Viruses,
How To Disinfect Mind Viruses:
Disinfecting the Virus of Gossip,
Gossip is a form of communication that engages in negativity, producing doubt about someone’s intentions, words and conduct. Importantly, we can become aware of what is going on while this is taking place. Quickly reflecting on the draw-backs of engaging in the gossip. Draw-backs may include false statements causing someone’s reputation to be ruined, or relationships to be damaged, or yourself being embarrassed when someone you talked about found out that you did. Harm comes for sure. The least that can happen is those thoughts just fill your mind with junk. Nothing useful. Junk is not worth engaging in. Junk does not lead to your own sense of happiness and peacefulness. It is a waste of precious time and mental space. So, reflecting in this way you loose taste for the short term pleasure and aim to disengage. Change the subject and or even tell the other party that, “We’re not sure what’s going on, we better not speculate. Let’ change the subject.” Avoid this type of mind virus for yourself and not infect others with it.
Disinfecting the Virus of Anger,
When feeling anger about someone’s conduct, thinking they don’t care about picking up after their themselves, they don’t do what they say they would, or they are this way or that way that you don’t like. Notice tension associated with this line of thinking, even though it feels justified to think this way. It is still uncomfortable, even painful, for you. First, notice that you are stuck there, with this mind virus taking up your good energy, your peace and happiness. It is not helpful. It is not conducive to get what you want with this person. One way out and to help clean this virus, you can think of all the good qualities of this person. Start counting the ways you appreciate them, their presence, their humanity, their kindness, their light hardheartedness; the way they are helpful and supportive, etc. Of course, in severe cases this may not be enough, but it is definitely a good start to cleanse the virus from your own mind. A you think of them in a more positive way your conversations about what you want will be more effective, inspiring and encouraging. Everyone, loves to be acknowledged for the goodness in them. Be generous, be truthful and be kind. Watch the change.
Our brain does change,
There are so much more to learn and to practice in order to help change neuropathways. Mere reading is not enough. We all need teachers, guides of great virtue. Those who have much less of the bad viruses in their minds; who know how to consistently clean their minds and have the ability to teach us as well. If these are things that support and help you please check out our upcoming classes. We hope these topics are of value to you and your sense of well-being.